I read an earlier thread regarding looking for 'wall street' jobs and thought I would chronicle my own job search. Hopefully it will give some people ideas or at least something to laugh at.... Start out with my background, I'm 25, graduated from Johns Hopkins w/ an engineering degree. Spent 3 years in engineering for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company that really wanted to be a sales/marketing company and looked at operations as a 'necessary evil'. Decided to leave, take my GMATS and apply to jobs on 'the Street', see what worked out better. GMATS = 640 which was 80th percentile. OK but not good enough, which means back to the books and get my resume out. First thing I did was hire a pro to write my resume, tailored to trading positions.